Black Studies Products

  • Minstrel Traditions

    Mediated Blackface in the Jazz Age, 1st Edition

    By Kevin James Byrne

    Minstrel Traditions: Mediated Blackface in the Jazz Age explores the place and influence of black racial impersonation in US society during a crucial and transitional time period. Minstrelsy was absorbed into mass-culture media that was either invented or reached widespread national prominence…

    Hardback – 2020-04-06 
    Routledge

  • The Black Circuit

    Race, Performance, and Spectatorship in Black Popular Theatre, 1st Edition

    By Rashida Z. Shaw McMahon

    The Black Circuit: Race, Performance, and Spectatorship in Black Popular Theatre presents the first book-length study of "Chitlin Circuit" theatre, the most popular and controversial form of black theatre to exist outside the purview of Broadway since the 1980s. Through historical and…

    Paperback – 2020-03-27 
    Routledge
    Sociology Re-Wired

  • Racism and the Weakness of Christian Identity

    Religious Autoimmunity, 1st Edition

    By David Kline

    Despite the command from Christ to love your neighbour, Western Christianity has continued to be afflicted by the evil of racism and the acts of violence that accompany it. Through a systems theoretical and deconstructive account of religion and the political theology of St. Paul, this book traces…

    Hardback – 2020-02-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Santería Enthroned

    Art, Ritual, and Innovation in an Afro-Cuban Religion, 1st Edition

    By David H. Brown

    Ever since its emergence in colonial-era Cuba, Afro-Cuban Santería (or Lucumí) has displayed a complex dynamic of continuity and change in its institutions, rituals, and iconography. Originally published in 2003 Santería Enthroned combines art, history, cultural anthropology, and ethnohistory to…

    Hardback – 2020-01-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Evolution of Black Women in Television

    Mammies, Matriarchs and Mistresses, 1st Edition

    By Imani M. Cheers

    This book seeks to interrogate the representation of Black women in television. Cheers explores how the increase of Black women in media ownership and creative executive roles (producers, showrunners, directors and writers) in the last 30 years affected the fundamental cultural shift in Black women…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • News of Baltimore

    Race, Rage and the City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Linda Steiner, Silvio Waisbord

    This book examines how the media approached long-standing and long-simmering issues of race, class, violence, and social responsibility in Baltimore during the demonstrations, violence, and public debate in the spring of 2015. Contributors take Baltimore to be an important place, symbol, and marker…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The End of Black Studies

    Conceptual, Theoretical, and Empirical Concerns, 1st Edition

    By Clovis E. Semmes

    Following a history of racial oppression and segregation, Black Americans were able to move in greater numbers into previously all- or predominantly-White colleges and universities. However, they encountered normative structures that excluded or distorted the Black experience and denied Black…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Early Race Filmmaking in America

    1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Lupack

    The early years of the twentieth century were a formative time in the long history of struggle for black representation. More than any other medium, movies reflected the tremendous changes occurring in American society. Unfortunately, since they drew heavily on the nineteenth-century theatrical…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Activism and Rhetoric

    Theories and Contexts for Political Engagement, 2nd Edition

    Edited by JongHwa Lee, Seth Kahn

    The second edition of this formative collection offers analysis of the work rhetoric plays in the principles and practices of today’s culture of democratic activism. Editors JongHwa Lee and Seth Kahn—and their diverse contributors working in communication and composition studies both within and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-17 
    Routledge

  • Misrepresenting Black Africa in U.S. Museums

    Black Skin, Black Masks, 1st Edition

    By P.A. Mullins

    This book is an examination of race, Black African objects, identity, museums at the turn of the 19th century in the U.S. via the history of the earliest collectors of Black African objects in the U.S.. Misrepresenting Black Africa in American Museums explores black identity as a changing, nuanced…

    Hardback – 2019-12-04
    Routledge
    Routledge African Studies

  • African American Communication

    Examining the Complexities of Lived Experiences, 3rd Edition

    By Ronald L. Jackson II, Amber L. Johnson, Michael L. Hecht, Sidney A. Ribeau

    Now in its third edition, this text examines how African Americans personally and culturally define themselves and how that definition informs their communication habits, practices, and norms. This edition includes new chapters that highlight discussions of gender and sexuality, intersectional…

    Paperback – 2019-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Communication Series

  • Prisoner Reentry in the 21st Century

    Critical Perspectives of Returning Home, 1st Edition

    Edited by Keesha M. Middlemass, CalvinJohn Smiley

    This groundbreaking edited volume evaluates prisoner reentry using a critical approach to demonstrate how the many issues surrounding reentry do not merely intersect but are in fact reinforcing and interdependent. The number of former incarcerated persons with a felony conviction living in the…

    Hardback – 2019-11-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Corrections

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